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Immigration levels in the UK are not too high, says the Labour leader


Jeremy Corbyn. But he says stopping the exploitation of workers would


probably bring down the levels of migration. I want to deal with the


worst aspects of exploitation first. Deal with that, that is a crucial


one, which also would improve working conditions for people in


this country as well. Mr Corbyn has also called for a cap on how much


people can earn, saying it would lead to a fairer society. Struggling


into work, hundreds of thousands of commuters across southern England


are hit by the latest three-day strike by Southern Rail drivers. A


15-year-old girl has been arrested after a seven-year-old girl was


found with life-threatening injuries in York and has died. Festive cheer


for Morrisons, as they record their best Christmas sales figures for


seven years. Getting bigger, the World Cup will expand to 48 teams in


less than a decade, as 16 more teams are allowed in. In sport, Johanna


Konta's preparations for the Australian open go from strength to


strength. She is through to the quarterfinals of the Sydney


International. Good afternoon. The Labour leader


Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC he doesn't believe that immigration in


the UK is too high. In a major speech, he is expected to suggest


that Labour is no longer wedded to the principle of freedom of


movement. When asked if he had changed his mind about the numbers


coming to the UK this morning, he said no. He also addressed the issue


of pay, saying he wanted to put a cap on the maximum amount people can


earn in the UK, to create a more equal society. Our political


correspondent reports. He has criticised the Prime Minister for


not having a plan for Brexit but he has been under pressure to set out


his stall. Today, he reached out for Labour voters worried about EU


immigration by saying his party wasn't wedded to freedom of


movement. In a BBC interview he didn't suggest any new restrictions,


so how would he'd tackle the level of unskilled immigration? Ending


exploitation of migrant workers, ending on cutting existing pay


conditions, and enforcing the workers directive, which describes


the way people are recruited to come to this country to undercut existing


working conditions. With this cut the number of EU migrants? It


probably means there would be fewer. Some in his own party said he should


be flagging up more specific policies. We have to be clear and


consistent about what our policy on immigration is. That's why it


Stephen Kinnock and I'd put forward what was a well thought through


proposal about retaining preference for EU workers over non-EU workers


in order to get the best economic deal, but equally, there would be


restrictions and quotas in low skilled areas of work. The


Conservatives are accusing Jeremy Corbyn of swiftly changing his


position on EU immigration. On the one hand it was trailed overnight in


the newspapers that the Labour Party were committed to ending freedom of


movement rules. By the time they hit the TV studios that had gone out the


window. Those close to Jeremy Corbyn said he wanted to catch the


antiestablishment mood sweeping through many Western companies. Not


exactly a left-wing Donald Trump but someone for those political weather.


He created a bit of a storm over his plans for those on high pay, too. I


would like to see a maximum earnings limit because I think that would be


a fairer thing to do. We can't set ourselves up as being a grossly


unequal, bargain basement economy, on the shores of Europe. We have to


be something that is more eager to her in. We don't think pay caps are


the way to run a modern economy. We don't think politicians know what


the correct level of pay is for the chief executive of a FTSE 100


company which has hundreds of thousands of employees across the


world. Jeremy Corbyn won't be that bothered that his high-paid cap is


unpopular with business. His bigger challenge is to find policies that


appeal to Labour supporters who voted to remain in the EU, as well


as addressing the concerns of those who want to leave.


Our Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith is in Westminster.


His interview today is being billed as a relaunch, how has it gone down


so far? With a good deal of head scratching, and confusion. Today was


meant to be the day when Mr Corbyn rebooted his leadership with a more


confident, popular, assertive leader, ready to take on the


Westminster village. Even his closest Shadow Cabinet colleagues


were taken by surprise by this idea of a pay cut. An absolute limit on


the top salaries some people could earn. Similarly, his attempt to


strike a more popular stance on Brexit, saying Brexit could be good


for Britain and that Labour was no longer wedded to freedom of


movement, confusion there, too. Because in interviews this morning,


Mr Corbyn said, actually, I haven't changed my mind on immigration


freedom of movement. Yes, there might be tighter labour market rules


to stop EU workers undercutting British workers, but he shied away


from any changes to freedom of movement. Just figured measure, he


said he supported striking railway workers and would be happy to seen


on the picket lines at Southern Rail. Mr Corbyn's people are quite


relaxed. This is the new, unvarnished, confident Jeremy Corbyn


telling it as it is. They think he can ride the popular,


antiestablishment bandwagons we've seen in the Brexit referendum, and


over the Atlantic in the United States election. The fear of his


critics in the Labour Party, is that yes, he's getting the headlines all


right, but these are not the headlines a Labour leader should


want. Hundreds of thousands of commuters


in the south of England have struggled to get to work today


because of the latest strike The dispute - which has been


going on for nearly 10 months - is about taking away guards


and having driver only trains. Our transport correspondent


Richard Westcott is at East Croydon station -


how much of a service How much of a service has there been


today, Richard? It has been quite limited. It's a bit calmer. You can


see behind me. In rush hour this was a huge, snaking queue going hundreds


of meters down the side of the station. No Southern services today


so people were cramming on the services there were. This has been


rumbling on now for ten months and it's not just the strike days that


are bad, it's everyday. Drivers aren't working overtime, which is


essential to running a railway line. Cancellations, delays, every day.


Someone has got to step in to sort this out, people are saying


universally. It's becoming all too familiar. Realistically we aren't


going to get on this one so we'll wait for the next one. Commuters on


one of Britain's busiest rail lines, struggling through a strike. The


whole situation is a complete joke. Other like to know I'm going to end


up at my destination at a certain time. It's the uncertainty of being


able to say, I'll get back to meet someone, or might childcare or


something. Southern normally runs 2200 services a day, today they


managed 16. This is the queue just to get into East Croydon station.


All of these people have been trying to get into London. It's about


8:45am. The queue snakes around a lot, and goes down the side of the


station, probably about 100 metres. It's taken me an hour to get to


Croydon and now I've got to queue. I think we should all go on strike!


For nearly a year, they've been Rowling about changes to the role of


the on-board guard. Southern wants drivers to take over closing the


train doors. The unions say that threatens safety and jobs. Southern


says no one is losing their post, and the safety regulator is happy


with the changes. There's no of a breakthrough. -- no sign of a


breakthrough. This is a new million pound lab in Croydon. They moved


hundreds of staff here last year because of the train service. But


Southern's drivers aren't working overtime at the moment, causing


delays and cancellations everyday. It's having a devastating effect on


staff. They are having to pay the extra childcare, their children


aren't safe getting home from clubs and school. They can't arrange


meetings, they're having arguments at home, they are feeling stressed,


tired and irritable. A number of people say they are getting more and


more stressed every day about whether they are going to get home,


or on time for their commitment that night. Back on board, several


commuters said this. The government need to do something about it. It's


ridiculous. So the BBC that the proper question to the Minister.


What are you doing about it? Don't you have a duty to step in on


behalf... The government is engaged in trying to find a way to get this


issue resolved and we'll carry on doing that. In Merseyside, unions


are fighting similar plans to bring in driver only operated trains. It's


Southern today, but this issue threatens to spread across Britain.


I said in that report, little sign of a breakthrough. I was talking to


the boss of Aslef last week, one of the two unions involved. I said, how


close are you to a deal when you are going into these talks with the


company? He said we are a universe apart at the moment. It's hard to


see how this whole dispute is going to be resolved.


Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl


in connection with the death of a seven-year-old child in York.


Police found the girl with life-threatening


injuries near a house in Woodthorpe yesterday afternoon.


Our correspondent Danny Savage is in York.


The seven-year-old girl was found at about 4:30pm yesterday, at the end


of an alleyway just behind me on the outskirts of York, just inside the


city's outer ring road. There has been a forensics tent there since


the incident last night. It has just gone down this morning. People have


been talking about the fact the girl's mother was one of the first


on the scene yesterday, she was on her knees in the street shouting and


sobbing about what had happened. After that, a 15-year-old girl was


arrested. The seven-year-old girl was attended to by police officers


and then taken to hospital. She died of her injuries a short time later.


This morning, investigations have been ongoing. We know that a house


half a mile from here is currently with police vehicles outside it. We


believe that is connected to what happened here. The 15-year-old girl


is being questioned by police officers at the moment. Police have


been here to leave flowers, one message left reads, night night my


darling princess, love Nan and grandad. People are very shocked


about what happened here. Investigations are ongoing and


hopefully we'll know more later. Football's world governing body Fifa


has approved plans to expand The new format will be


introduced from 2026. The bulk of the additional slots


are likely to go to African Our sports news correspondent


Richard Conway reports from Fifa's Fifa has been set on clearing


a path to an expanded But from 2026, it will get its way,


with 48 teams joining the party. There's China coming


into the system, maybe in a couple of years India will also come


into the system. Once China comes into the system,


Thailand, Vietnam, any other country around it will also come up


with a better infrastructure, to bring countries that can also


have the chance to compete So how would a 48-team


World Cup work? The first round would see teams


divided into 16 groups of three. The top two countries would likely


qualify into the knockout rounds. From there, it's win or go home,


all the way to the final. All of which means the finalists


will play seven games in total, the same number under the current


format of 32 teams. With football now played


almost all year round, Europe's big club teams have


objected to any change. And there are others within


the sport who think the current If you get to the final,


you're still playing only seven But it's the early parts, where


you've got a lot of teams involved. Group stages, groups


of three, they are looking So the format is really strange,


and I think you probably need a lawyer or a mathematician,


an actuary, to actually work out It was 1998, the last time Fifa


added teams to the World Cup. Such moves generate


enormous extra revenues. Fifa will bring in ?800 million more


in 2026, as a result of this move. But with 211 members,


there is huge sporting and political There will be great opportunities


too for British teams to qualify. From a Scotland perspective,


it's good news, there's more However, it comes with a lot


of caveats, and I think those caveats are, with an expansion,


it is potentially travelling a far After a number of years when Fifa


was rocked by corruption scandals, its new leadership seems determined


to assert itself. But they must now convince critics


of the merit in reforming The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says


immigration levels in the UK are not too high.


And still to come. Aping human behaviour -


how these chimpanzees make and use tools to get access to water.


Coming up in sport at half-past: Seven-time Paralympic champion


Jody Cundy criticises cycling's world governing body, for deciding


to hold the para-cycling Track World Championships in just


seven weeks' time. The musical La La Land has picked up


the most nominations for this year's Baftas,


leading the field with 11. Alien drama Arrival and dark


thriller Nocturnal Animals get nine nominations each -


and British actors up for awards include Andrew


Garfield and Emily Blunt. Entertainment correspondent


Lizo Mzimba was at Bafta's central London headquarters where


the nominations were announced. # City of stars, are


you shining just for me? A musical love letter


to Los Angeles, La La Land's 11 Bafta nominations come


after the story of an aspiring actress and a talented jazz musician


swept the board of the It's recognised in the Best Film


and Best Director categories, nominations too for its stars


Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Many British stars have been


recognised, a Best Actress nod for Emily Blunt,


as an alcoholic in A Best Actor nod for Andrew Garfield


in World War II drama, Information, let's


exchange information. The Supporting Performer nominations


include Aaron Taylor Johnson, who said he was genuinely


humbled to be recognised for the dark thriller,


Nocturnal Animals... Why didn't you come home


like you are supposed to? Naomi Harris, nominated


for the coming of age I tried to explain to the woman,


I've never been to Newcastle before, we've just moved up here from London


for a few days. And Hayley Squires,


who said she was so grateful to be nominated for I,


Daniel Blake. Jesus Christ!


Who's first in this queue? The welfare state drama received


five nominations in total including Best Film and Best


Director for Ken Loach. 50 years after his first


Bafta nomination for TV Ken Loach has threatened retirement


on a few occasions, hasn't he, but when a story grabs him,


in this case, the script, While another veteran


Meryl Streep's Best Actress nod for Florence Foster Jenkins means


she now equals Dame Judi Dench's Morrisons supermarket chain has


recorded its strongest sales for seven years. Like-for-like sales


went up 3% at the end of the year. They said strong demand for their


own brand products inspired the support. We like to treat ourselves


at Christmas. At Morrisons, they lurid shoppers in and served up some


great results. It's a remarkable performance. 2.9% growth last year,


in this marketplace the team were to be congratulated at Morrisons. They


delivered it through improved customer service and making products


more available to the customers. No doubt about it, Morrisons was one of


the big winners this Christmas. Judging by new figures out today,


business was good for the supermarkets in general. Because


Christmas fell on a Sunday, we had a whole week to shop. And it was huge.


Round it all up, we spent ?480 million more on groceries than we


did last year for the 12 weeks to the end of December. That's growth


of nearly 2%. But for the first time in two years, prices rose by 0.2%. A


sign of things to come. Food sales helped deliver a solid December for


the retail sector overall. It was a goodish end to a roller-coaster


year. Retail sales across the whole of 2016 grew more slowly than they


had done in the previous year. That raises more questions in the minds


of consumers and retailers as to what the outlook for 2017 might be


shoppers left it late than ever this year but we did spend. The question


is were we continue to do so in 2017?


Tens of thousands of patients waited on trolleys at NHS hospitals


in England during the first week of the new year - according


Across 131 Trusts, 18,435 patients waited for more than four


Our health editor Hugh Pym is here.


with health secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments yesterday that most


hospitals have been coping well with winter pressure?


Yes, a lot of stories in the last few days about the NHS in England


struggling with the pressures. At this time of year, there is always


very high patient demand, particularly after the New Year


holiday with people going into hospital having held off over the


holiday season. Even so, this is a service under extreme pressure. The


Red Cross said at the weekend there was a humanitarian crisis in health


and social care, although that was strongly denied by the government.


Jeremy Hunt in the Commons yesterday said there was unprecedented


demand. The NHS has seen record days, but he said broadly speaking


it was coping well. Figures leaked to the BBC from inside the NHS,


covering the first week of January, show that on one particular gauge,


the NHS was really struggling and not coping well. That is over


so-called trolley waits, the length patience will have to stay having


been admitted because there is no bed available, and the particularly


serious situation when you have to wait more than 12 hours. The figures


leaked to the BBC showed there were 485 waiting over 12 hours in the


first week of the year compared to last January, when only 158


patience. -- patients. Mr Hunt said only one or two trusts were under


extreme pressure, but this seems to be rather at odds with that, with


quite a few hospitals having to keep patients on trolleys before they


could be formally admitted. Thank you.


A senior unionist politician has said Northern Ireland is facing


a "prolonged period" of direct rule from Westminster,


following the resignation of the deputy first minister,


It came after weeks of tensions between his party and their partners


in the power-sharing government, the Democratic Unionists.


Our Ireland Correspondent Chris Page is in Stormont.


Is there any way this crisis can be resolved?


There have been previous crisis situations here at Stormont over the


last few years, when devolution has teetered on the brink but has


survived. However I don't think that is going to happen this time.


Northern Ireland is effectively without a devolved government,


Martin McGuinness' resignation as Deputy First Minister yesterday


effectively put the First Minister Arlene Foster out of her job because


they were enjoyed office. Positions have hardened today, politicians are


openly talking about preparing for the election campaign they think is


coming. If there is an election and the DUP and Sinn Fein are returned


again as the largest parties, it doesn't look as if they would go


back into government with each other straight away, because the


disagreement between them is so serious. So we could be into complex


negotiations. Today the senior Democratic union MP Sir Jeffrey


Donaldson said he thinks Northern Ireland is facing a prolonged period


of direct rule from Westminster because he can't see devolution


getting back up and running in a short period of time. But Sinn Fein


have said it would be unacceptable in their eyes if Westminster were to


take over running Northern Ireland like that. The Northern Ireland


Secretary James Brokenshire is to make a statement to MPs about the


crisis this lunchtime. Thank you. Two bombs have exploded


near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, No group has claimed


responsibility for the bombings, which struck as employees


were leaving the The Brazilian government is planning


to build dozens of dams It says it will boost the economy


and provide clean energy. But critics say it will also


mean deforestation, and the end of traditional life


for many of Brazil's indigenous From the heart of the planet's


greatest rainforest emerges one of the world's biggest


civil engineering projects. The Belo Monte Dam is Brazil's


answer to its growing energy needs. Mired in controversy


and allegations of corruption, the $18 billion dam partially blocks


the Xingu, a major Amazon tributary, and has flooded thousands


of acres of rainforest. The local fishing industry has been


decimated, and thousands of riverside dwellers


have lost their land Forced into a completely


alien, urban environment. We get angry, says Juma, showing us


his now worthless fishing licence. We see these corporations making


millions from what used to be ours, he says, and we can't even


use the river any more. Building the dam brought


hundreds of jobs to But it also led to increasing


deforestation and the permanent loss Brazil says it wants to build at


least 50 hydroelectric dams across the Amazon. The government says it


is clean, sustainable energy, but the impact of so many of these


structures on the world's greatest river system, its environment and


people, will be immense. Next in line for development,


the Tapajos, described as the most beautiful river


in the Amazon region, A plan to build several


dams along its length will transform this wide,


shallow river into It would flood forests and islands


used by the people for centuries. Tribal chiefs say they will resist


any attempts to build TRANSLATION: The government always


comes here with its lies. There's not one place where a dam


has been built that has turned out These tattooed warriors


of the Amazon are taking on powerful business


and political interests. They want to weaken environmental


legislation and fast track the construction


of hydro-electric dams. Clean energy and the promise


of jobs versus the rights And whether to exploit or protect


this fragile ecosystem. A stretch of the M1


in Northamptonshire is expected to remain closed for most of today,


after a body was found on the road. The motorway's northbound


carriageway was shut at about three o'clock this morning,


from junctions 16 to 17 and a police investigation


is under way. The Post Office is to close


and franchise a further 37 The Communication Workers' Union


says this could lead Crown post offices are


the larger branches usually For the first time ever,


researchers have filmed chimpanzees making and using tools to get access


to water that no other The study of a critically endangered


population of chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast discovered them


using tree branches A mother and baby in


Ivory Coast's Comoe National Park It's the dry season,


so to reach a water supply hidden deep within these tree holes,


they are making and using tools. It's just another insight


into the remarkable behaviour If you think they've got 90-95%


the same DNA as humans, We've seen it, working at Chester


zoo with these animals, The different cultures


of chimpanzees have So it's certainly not new to find


chimpanzees using tools. The animals are already known to use


sticks to fish for termites and to dip into beehives for honey,


but the researchers were particularly impressed by how well


crafted these drinking tools were. Chimps selected and stripped long


thin sticks and chewed the ends And for captive breeding


programmes like this one, zoos have to understand these


natural behaviours to keep the animals as mentally


stimulated as possible. And then we give them an area


where they keep honey, And they have to use their sticks,


make them into a certain way so they can put the stick


in the hole and get the food out. It's all gone very quiet


here at Chester zoo because it's feeding time for


the chimpanzees, and these are actually Western chimpanzees,


the same subspecies that was looked Nimble fingered, very clever,


toolmaking and tool-using, but sadly, critically


endangered primates. In the wild, the population of these


great apes continues to decline, largely because of poaching


and the destruction Findings like this show just how


much more we have to learn A look at the weather with Louise.


Some chilly weather heading our way. A lot to get in this forecast, some


of it quite severe. Here and now, pretty dull out there. A lot of


cloud, the best breaks have been to the east. A weather front is moving


in and producing cloud and like patchy drizzle, nothing more. A


quiet afternoon for many of us. Relatively mild. Temperatures will


peak at highs of around 8-11d. As we go through the latter stages of the


day and overnight, we start to see the severe weather. It arrives in


the far north-west, with severe gales developing across Scotland,


bringing heavy rain for a time, turning increasingly wintry, perhaps


on higher ground through the night. Further south, we keep a lot of


cloud and outbreaks of drizzle, but not quite as cold. As we go into


tomorrow, the wind is going to be the real cause for concern. So we


have got this travel warning. Be prepared if you are driving high


sided vehicles, severe gales perhaps likely across Scotland. 625 mph


gusts of wind, frequent showers which will turn increasingly wintry


at lower levels. -- 65 five miles per hour. Potential across the peaks


and Pennines of 65-70 mph gusts. Much of England and Wales,


relatively quiet. A few light showers across west facing coasts. A


windy start, but not bad, sunny spells coming through but it stays


windy to the showers will turn increasingly wintry at lower levels.


It will feel pretty cold into the far north, 3-4 degrees. 6-7 further


south. Blizzard conditions as we go through the night on Thursday. Some


accumulation will start to gather across lower levels, Scotland, maybe


Northern Ireland for a time. Relatively more miles down to the


south-west. A front bringing some rain as we push into the south-west.


This could be interesting, as it moves south west, we could see some


heavy rain, particularly across channel facing coasts and the M4


corridor. The potential for some snow in the higher grounds and the


hills of Wales, the Midlands and maybe the Home Counties, but it is


mostly rain south of that. A windy and cold day, particularly when you


factor in the strength of the wind in Scotland, -3 or 4 degrees. The


low pressure will move out of the way on Friday. Things a little more


quiet on Friday. It stays cold, so we could still have the risk of


wintry showers. A reminder of our main


story this lunchtime. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn


says immigration levels That's all from the BBC News at One,


so it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One we now join the BBC's


news teams where you are.